The chemical reactions that dust storms on Mars cause indicate that our quest to find life on the red planet may need to go beneath the surface.
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Signal from 500 million light years away is the first periodic pattern of radio bursts detected.
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New models could inform researchers working to get the very first picture of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center.
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Martian meteorites allow scientists here on Earth to decode that planet's geology, more than a decade before the first missions are scheduled to bring rocks back home from Mars.
June 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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"This tells us that the basic organic chemistry needed for life is present in the raw gas prior to the formation of stars and planets."
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Danielle Frostig, a physics graduate student, is developing an instrument to study how the heaviest elements in the universe are produced.
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When it comes to commercial space tourism, suborbital flight are the first frontier. But what are the risks? Are there health requirements? What should you know before taking such a way-out trip?
June 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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